Michael Connemann is a German attorney at law with a Master degree in German Tax Law and an MBA from Pfeiffer University, Charlotte, NC. Michael's practice focuses on advising national and international companies in all VAT and customs related matters, including VAT planning and restructuring, and with a focus on VAT compliance matters such as risk assessments and reduction, fraud protection and defense positions, binding rulings, voluntary self-disclosures, assistance in tax audits, as well as appeal and settlement procedures. Michael's work comprises legal opinions, applications of binding rulings, guidance on VAT compliance and generally on legally complex VAT cases.
Michael frequently authors legal articles and comments on current VAT and customs matters. He is a regular contributor of the VAT advisor journal in Germany (UStB) and a commentator in the HDS-commentary for German value added taxes. Prior to joining WTS, Michael worked as a VAT attorney with PricewaterhouseCoopers and EY in Germany, and as Head of VAT & Customs for the Freudenberg Group.